Huawei Mate 20 vs Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20
Huawei P20 Pro

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Huawei Mate 20 Huawei P20 Pro


Huawei Mate 20 Huawei P20 Pro
Width 77.2 mm 73.9 mm
Height 158.2 mm 155 mm
Weight 188 g 180 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.8 mm
Volume 101.37 cm³ 89.35 cm³


Huawei Mate 20 Huawei P20 Pro
Resolution 1080 x 2224 px 1080 x 2240 px
Density 381 ppi 408 ppi
Size 6.53 inches 6.1 inches


Huawei Mate 20 Huawei P20 Pro
Battery capacity 4000 mAh* 4000 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

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Huawei Mate 20 Huawei P20 Pro
Maximum storage 128 GB 128 GB
CPU frequency 2.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Number of processor cores 8 8
External memory slot Yes No
RAM capacity 6 GB 6 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes


Huawei Mate 20 Huawei P20 Pro
Front camera resolution 24 MP 24 MP
Main camera resolution 16 MP 40 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


Huawei Mate 20 Huawei P20 Pro
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket Yes No
Radio Yes No
Number of microphones 2 2

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Huawei Mate 20 vs Huawei P20 Pro Comparison

Huawei Mate 20 vs Huawei P20 Pro: made for different users

The Huawei Mate 20 and the Huawei P20 Pro are two great smartphones, but there are some key differences between them. The Mate 20 is slightly newer, but only by a few months as it was released in October 2018, in comparison to the launch of the P20 Pro that was released in March 2018.

Both phones excel in different areas

When it comes to camera quality, both devices have a rear triple camera system, but the P20 Pro has far superior specs to the Mate 20 with 40 MP, 8 MP, and 20 MP cameras. Whereas the Mate 20 only has 12 MP, 8 MP, and 16 MPs. Resolution wise, they are both pretty indifferent, but to be technically true, the Mate 20 has a slightly higher resolution of 1080 x 2244 px compared to the P20 Pro's 1080 x 2240 px. In terms of battery life, both phones have a 4000 mAh battery capacity which should last for around 10 hours when web browsing or streaming video. The display size differs between these two devices; the Mate 20 has a 6.53 inch display while the P20 Pro has a 6.1 inch display. Both phones have contrasting colors to each other with the Mate 20 offered in either black, blue, green and pink; whereas the P20 Pro only comes in just black or gold! In terms of storage capacity, both phones offer 128 GB but only the P20 Pro offers an additional 256 GB option too! In terms of chipset and processor speed they are very similar; both feature 8 CPU cores respectively so you won't notice much difference here either way! Both run on Android 9 Pie operating system so you can expect smooth performance from either device! Finally when it comes to design they look quite similar but again there are some subtle differences such as weight (the Mate 20 is 188 g while the P20 Pro is 180 g) and screen size (the former being larger).

Verdict: P20 Pro for the photographers, Mate 20 for the content streamers 

Overall if you're looking for something more recent then go for the Huawei Mate 20 - otherwise if you want something that excels in photography then go for the Huawei P20 Pro! Plus don't forget that buying refurbished products helps reduce our environmental impact - save up to 70% instead of buying brand new, only at Back Market all year long!

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